I’m not ready!
I was heavily involved in training new aircrew members during my career in the Air Force. From initial flight training all the way through full qualification, there was very little I was not a part of. There were checks and balances throughout the training cycle that ensured these individuals knew their jobs and could perform them without fail.
When I started walking with the Lord, I found out He delights in using people with no background or understanding of the task He is asking them to do. Start a ministry to drag racers, no clue how to do that, but we did as He asked and our actions have glorified Him and touched His people.
The Lord wanted us to live stream drag racing events. Talk about clueless…there were zero resources on how to do this. But we said yes and the result is MotormaniaTV. We have only scratched the surface in that endeavor, so much more to come…
We have found the Lord to be trust worthy and faithful. When He calls us to do something, He will complete the work He has called us to. Philippians 1:3-6 “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
What is it the Lord is asking you to do?
I’m not ready!
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness'” (2 Cor 12:9).
If there is one thing that is consistent throughout scripture, it is this: God calls people when they are not ready. God will never call you into service when you think you are ready. This is intentional on God’s part.
And, you can be sure when God calls you, you will have similar responses as Saul did when he was called to be the first king, or Gideon, when he was called to take down the idols in his nation, or Moses, when he was called to deliver his people from Egypt.
Saul answered, “But am I not a Benjamite, from the smallest tribe of Israel, and is not my clan the least of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? Why do you say such a thing to me?” (1 Sam 9:21).
“But Lord,” Gideon asked, “how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family” (Judg 6:15).
But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (Ex 3:11).
When God calls, you will most likely be in the most unlikely circumstances to receive that call. You will be in the midst of a crisis, you will lack resources, you will not have the skills you think you need. This too is the way of God.
God does this because He wants you to know your call is only based on His ability, not yours. When you think it is based on you, this is a false humility. And, it is unbelief and disobedience on your part.
Has God called you to something you have failed to do because you felt you were not ready? Repent before the Lord and let God accomplish great things through you.